This, ladies and gentlemen, is NOT an appropriate tool for scooping your cat’s litterbox yet we see this quite frequently. This always perplexes me as your standard issue, plastic, el-cheapo litter scoop is readily available at any dollar store. The same litter scoop is also available at every major supermarket although it’ll run you more than a buck. That being said, we run across all kinds of tools being used as litter scoops. There are the slotted spoons; they are ok – they are metal so they stand up to tough scoops. There are the flat, slotted spatulas; they are a little less than ok, but we can work around it. There are also some people that scoop their litter with a large spoon. As in, a spoon with no slots in it! That one I just don’t get. It takes forever and you end up throwing away more than you need to.